Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Monday April 4, 2011

Wake Unto Me
by Lisa Cach
March 31, 2011
Goodreads Summary: A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.

There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

Pontifications... There is nothing I like better than a good paranormal romance that includes a mystery...add to that some historical fiction and wham-bam you have the ultimate triple threat as far as I'm concerned!

I really liked this premise of this book and the connection that Caitlyn and Raphael have through her dreams. Their time together in the dreams seem so real to both of them....the twist is...which one of them is dreaming and seeing ghosts? 

The storyline revolving around Caitlyn's family history and Bianca de  Medici is interesting and is a mixture of fictional and real people and events. As Caitlyn learns more about Bianca's history she learns that the connection between her and Raphael is even more mysterious than she thought. 

Like I said, this book has a lot of great elements that readers will love....a mysterious who-done-it, a ghost story and of course the romance! There are parts of the story that I wish would have played out more but the rumor is that there is another book in the works titled Foxfire, so maybe my questions will be answered! Regardless, this will be a sure hit among paranormal romance lovers!

Appropriate for ages 12 and up!


Rain Maiden said...

I have been waiting for someone to review this book. I enjoyed your review and I think I'll pick it up.